Originally Posted by SoSpecial
Believe it or not I've kinda done the same. I think it's because bass heavy cans are more fun over all. Either you get a nice full bodied sound or you get punchy and aggressive, and in both cases I find myself wanting a little more. It's all up to your mood and your genre's aswell I'm not always in the mood to knock fast paced dance music into my ears. I enjoy FLAC's of Mozart and Bach, but I don't like them to sound lifeless and dull. I like to feel them some times aswell, and I really think bass emphasis has provided me with that answer.
In that sense I completely understand what you are talking about, and for now on I'm not going to skimp on my bass unless I am buying cans for a specific reason. f you ask me what I think you should try next would be something like a Denon D2000 or some Berye DT880 for fullsized cans or maybe even an HD 25 -II for a portable.
wow mozart and bach, I didn't think those require a taste for bass. I need to check that out. It took me sometime to realize that I like bass, I went from AD700 and back to realize it. Yes, you are right "fun" is the key for me. Yeah I am not always about "knock fast pace" also as you can see on most of my post that my love is still dedicated to the M50. I'm just on a hunt right now for a matching pair for my M50, a compliment. The M50's are my night headphones when I am watching movies or just want to relax while surfing the web.
Yeah, I've been eyeing the hd 25-1 II for a while. I was suppose to purchase the HD, but I opt. out for the es7 since I didn't know the potential of smaller size headphones. I was afraid they won't cut it, but the es7 prove me wrong so far. I've been reading and it seem the HD 25 just dances around the es7 in performance wise.
I thought about the D2000, but I'm not commited to them yet, too many mix reviews. I can see the beyers, they seem like very solid performer. Recommendation are everywhere. another mix reviewers are the akg's 701 that I have thought about.
You know, one thing I realize? I don't understand why there are so many headphones that makers just doesn't seem to able to make them look good on the head, but look great in front of you. Everyone of these headphones I purchase, I get excited to look at them in the mirror. When I do, I started to be like gosh, I can't be seen with these in public. Just plain out silly looking. It doesn't help it that not a lot of people wear them in public beside the IEMs.